I am researching a very large family PUDLIN. On several of the records of the
original immigrants, they have place of origin listed as Moscow, Russia. This
led to some skepticism on my part. However, others give place of origin as
Belioff - with various spellings.
I have found a town called Belev, in "Where Once We Walked" and the Jewishgen
Communities Database, which is located 146 miles SSW of Moscow and 133 km NE of
Is this place within the Pale of Settlement? If not, how likely
was it to have Jewish occupants?
Lois Sernoff (suburban Phila, PA)